When I was penciling, I wanted the female character to look at Niko in a sort of a tender way. I liked the face, but there was something wrong with the shape of her head...and the neck looked way too thick. I figured I would fix it with ink.
By the time I got to the inking stage, I finished scripting the whole issue and I wanted to change the tender concern expression to more of a "what the heck is going on..?" expression and of course fix the tilt of the head and the neck.
In a way I still very much like the penciled face...I hope to be able to use it sometime later on in the story.
Fantastic Frank Cirocco making what will go down in history as the best rib BBQ dinner...ever!
From left to right: Fabulous Frank Cirocco, Luscious Lela Dowling, and Bodacious Barbara Barni somewhere in the woods. One of the highlites of the evening was seeing the almost completed layouts for Lela's artbook. The range of illustrations is awesome and I can't wait for the book to come out. My favorite section was the ABC chapter with individual color illustrations and clever one liners for every letter. Great stuff.
Rapturous Ryan Sook and the original NIKO THE SAMURAI! We spent the evening eating, laughing, and talking about the good things in life. Also I got to look at Ryan's originals...he has such elegance with storytelling and drawing. It feels like I just brute force my way through drawings, but Ryan always figures out a new way of depicting scenes...and he draws so well. Very inspirational, I can't wait to start drawing again!
I am the writer and artist of "Robotika", and an illustrator of "Dark Crystal" comic books, both being published by Archaia Studios Press. This blog, "Moonstruck", is a record of my journey as I work on comics and learn, learn, learn...and learn. Hope you enjoy the pictures :)